18 July 2018

Has there ever been a time?

Has there ever been a time when we did not
Tend to stray from the straight and narrow,
And get tangled in the sinful affairs of others?
"How could such a thing happen?" That is what
We say when we realize our iniquities and
And are crushed with the burden of our sins.
Our eyes fill with tears of pitiful sorrow.
But with each teardrop should come a lesson.
Alas, where is our promise of faithfulness?
Where is the remorse of our conscience?
Oh Lord, you who keeps track of my many sins,
You in whom my soul takes refuge from my ego,
Remind me that only my undying faith in you
Will deliver me from the abyss of oblivion.
Wipe away the stain of guilt from my soul,
Replace my sorrow with boundless hope,
And remove my feet from the stumbling block.
Oh Lord, I stretch out my hands to you.
I thirst for you like a desert thirsts for water.
Stretch out your hand from on high. Rescue me
From those whose mouths speak lies and whose
Right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Instill in me the truth by which I will be free.
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
Every word that comes from the mouth of God.


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.